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Ashling
« on: December 01, 2011 11:07:25 AM »

I've been experimenting with various ways to do this, and I discovered that the best way is also the easiest!  It's just a rectangle of fabric hemmed all around with ribbon ties on two sides.  My husband and I primarily give each other books and DVDs, so that's the size I made, but they can be any size you want.

Here's how I wrap a movie with it:
Center the box with the long sides pointing to the sides with the ribbon.

Fold up sides.

Fold corners to points.

Cross the ribbons.

Flip over and tie on the top, and you're done!

These are some other ones I've done so far:


(I apologize if this has been posted before.  I seem to recall seeing a similar project to this on craftster maybe last year or so, but a quick search didn't find it.  If this was your original idea, please let me know so I can credit you!)
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« Reply #1 on: December 01, 2011 12:02:34 PM »

How smart!  I absolutely LOVE this idea!
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« Reply #2 on: December 01, 2011 12:20:24 PM »

What a good idea! Thanks for sharing!
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« Reply #3 on: December 01, 2011 02:03:43 PM »

I've been using fabric for wrapping for a couple years now but this, this is smart. Thank you!
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« Reply #4 on: December 01, 2011 02:11:57 PM »

Thank you!  I'm glad you like it.  Grin
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« Reply #5 on: December 01, 2011 03:07:41 PM »

Clever and wonderful idea! Rockin' Smiley
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« Reply #6 on: December 01, 2011 03:09:46 PM »

Nice and it seems that fabric comes in better colors and designs too.
However if I did it you you'd catch me with glitter, puffy paint, and gold and silver markers decorating the fabric if it was not sparkly enough for me. Tongue I love this idea I have extended family members who request that I save all my bows and give to them for re-use well I saved them but I ended up re-using them. Left over paper my kids and I make snowflakes with and put the white sides to the window. I also have a closet full of store boxes and bunches of gift bags because my MotherIL does not like to wrap. I think I might make her some of these.
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« Reply #7 on: December 01, 2011 03:22:45 PM »

Fantastic idea! They look really beautiful too.
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« Reply #8 on: December 01, 2011 04:48:37 PM »

What a great idea! Sadly, I can't sew a straight line but I love this project.
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« Reply #9 on: December 01, 2011 06:33:46 PM »

Love this idea. I have pieces of soft deerskin that are too small for clothing or bags; now I can use them!
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« Reply #10 on: December 01, 2011 07:52:49 PM »

fantastic idea!
I love it!
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« Reply #11 on: December 01, 2011 11:48:22 PM »

This is such an awesome idea!
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« Reply #12 on: December 02, 2011 12:37:33 AM »

Just made three four to wrap the oven mitts I made, how nice to wrap a home made gift in a home made wrap!







Thanks again for the awesome idea!
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« Reply #13 on: December 02, 2011 06:48:54 AM »

I'd love to see what you made!
Those are really nice!
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« Reply #14 on: December 02, 2011 11:52:13 AM »

What a brilliant idea, which could have a myriad of other uses too.
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« Reply #15 on: December 05, 2011 04:58:08 PM »

That's an awesome idea!  I hate the wastefulness of wrapping paper.  I'll definitely be making some of these!
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